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2047738 No.124256   [Reply]

Hear dirtykids dirty voice for a few seconds. Got on the wrong train ended up back in California, oops. Sorry for iPhone quality. 1Chan Tour 2015.


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>> No.124274  

The guy with me in that video is a greenhorn. That was his third train ride. He was asking why we didn't just catch a train from another yard we had passed earlier in the day. We realized our mistake (the guy in the bucket behind us texted me) right as the train had aired up. So we were like alright let's just get off at the next yard and catch a different ride. It didn't stop there.

>> No.124280  

You hopped a train?

>> No.124282  


Dirtykid is a train hopper, yes. On the basis that he is a respectful & knowledgeable chap who shares our interest in trains, we choose to overlook his trespassing in the interest of camaraderie.

>> No.124283  

I can appreciate that

>> No.124284  
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>> No.124328  

Yeah, normally we don't condone such activity. But Dirtykid's a bro.

>> No.124331  
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and it's this appreciation for and acceptance of cognitive dissonance that makes 1chan awesome.

>> No.124333  

Thanks guys. I'm currently on a train leaving California after rolling into Colton on accident. Its a beautiful night in the desert tonight. Not too cold and the moon is providing enough light that I don't have to use my headlamp.

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>> No.124338  

And hello Las Vegas!

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870364 No.124264   [Reply]

So I saw this at the head of an NS consist heading south into NC. He's an awfully long way away from home, eh?

>> No.124267  

I think this might be a heritage unit for the NS, since Illinois Terminal is part of their corporate history.

>> No.124271  

Sho' is


>> No.124281  

Neat, I've never been lucky enough to see a heritage unit in action

>> No.124285  

should be coming back north. if not already by you again.

>> No.124293  

Maybe I should have clarified: I had never been lucky enough to see a heritage unit in action /until that day./ I was the one who snapped this pic. Probably has already gone back north though, this was about a week ago

>> No.124297  

I've seen the NS Penn Central, PRR, and N&W livery units, either in the yard or passing them on a siding.

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when you work as a crew van driver and can right next to hurrtage.

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556400 No.124298   [Reply]

Took the Greyhound down to Sacramento, since the train stations are too far away. Here's the little podunk rural transit agency I had to take to the Greyhound station in Red Bluff, since both Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway stopped serving the jerkwater I live in.

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>> No.124319  
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Inside an ATSF dining car kitchen.

>> No.124320  
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The CN Sleeping Car "St. Hyacinthe". Featuring real side-to-side movement effect.

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Ugly mug.

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Ate at a local pizza chain called Chicago Fire. Had an order of "Greek Fries" with my pie. Northern California loves them some garlic fries.

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Staying at some ratbag off of the Gold Line. I think this is the latest equipment in use by the RT.

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Next time I go on a long trip, I want to go to San Francisco and sperg on their rail transit.

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Awesome museum shots!

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...and now you know...

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409994 No.124086   [Reply]

So I have a scanner and I'm interested in listening to some radio feeds the engineers use. Anybody know the frequencies for Norfolk Southern?

In exchange, have a wallpaper

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>> No.124216  

Virginia isn't one of the only 5 in which it is illegal. Those would be Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, and Minnesota.

>> No.124218  


Probably invoke some kind of cell phone use or "texting while driving" law?

>> No.124219  

Here it's easy to get around that, the law is just a fledgling by comparison. There's only three circumstances in which cell phone use in your car is deemed illegal: social media, email, and text/instant messaging. Anything else you can fight in court and usually beat

>> No.124228  

I bought mine from these guys in Hong Kong.


>> No.124229  

Well-known case here where the argument was made that the driver was using a voice recording app, and argued that the nature of smartphones meant that while they were using that app and not on the home screen it wasn't technically a phone in the eyes of the law.

>> No.124237  

Did it win in court?

>> No.124238  

If the antenna is all I need, how can I be sure I have one that connects properly?

>> No.124241  

Look up the antenna connector type in the scanner's manual. It will probably be BNC.

>> No.124279  

Yeah, it is.

>> No.124332  


Ten points to whoever can tell me what BNC stands for without Google or Wikipedia.

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885235 No.124202   [Reply]

For all the gunzels/foamers/railfans out there - why you shouldn't use a flash (although most places prohibit it anyway, the Japanese are usually more easy about it even with signs around. But being in a subway station would amplify its brightness to the driver).


Perhaps gomenasai might've worked better? Would be harder to knock down. But then either would've likely been taken as empty words anyway.

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>> No.124205  

Driver's telling whoever shot the video not to use the the flash.

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Driver: "Customer, could your please stop using your flash!?"
Photographer: "Oh, sorry..."
Driver: "Yeah, right!" BANG

This is shit is written all over stations where idiot photographers hang out and still it gets ignored. I can only commend the driver from commenting on the photographer in case. These 'fans' are ruining it for everyone because they don't care about their surroundings.

Also, who the hell takes pictures in a subway station (pointing directly at the train, not for the station itself), when -if you really need to snap the train, there is an above-ground section just a few stations away? Next to that, there is no need to use a flash in a subway station ever (pic kind-of related).

>> No.124233  

Video was removed?

>> No.124272  

Found the vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIBqNZ570Gc

I am Japanese and can comment that the translation is basically correct, but it sounds much more angry in Japanese than when it is translated.

The way the conductor spoke shows he was REALLY pissed off. He wasn't using Keigo (the polite way of speaking that you would normally use). It's kind of hard to explain if you don't understand the language well. But the title of the video even says u`؂ which should show you that this is a pretty extreme incident even though it may not seem like it from just translating what the conductor said.

>> No.124273  


Nice. I'm quite proficient in Japanese as well (I live in Japan), but it's always hard to translate angry Japanese correctly.

>> No.124275  

As a visitor, that's probably a point of amusement for me. Anything short of things like dai kirai and temee I wouldn't be able to recognise without the tone. Someone saying sumimasen jaaneeyo I'd read as at worst "sorry my ass!" and shrug it off.

I do wonder who was behind the camera with the flash and how shaken they'd be.

Then again, seeing a driver pop out the window I'd likely shit my pants.

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I remember Kayabacho brightly. Despite being a relatively small station, it was a multi tier underground maze. My first hotel had an entrance right in front of one of the exits and it was about 2215 on a Saturday night. Chuo being what it is was beautifully quiet. Amusing because I'd find my way in through to the Tozai Line platforms quite easily but getting out I'd always end up on the other end of the corner due to the sheer number of exits.

The part inside me which senses bad luck says there is some mystical connection to the rail rage incident.

>> No.124286  


Ach du scheiße. Also, no hazmat when cleaning up that shit? Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

Also, you just gotta love the complete sense of helplessness of the above picture when the Chocolate Rain
Every February washed away
Chocolate Rain
Stays behind as colors celebrate

>> No.124289  

Why would they not bother with turning the flash off? I thought everyone knew by now how flat and dead flash pictures tend to look. Mind, I do have a very strong preference for shooting in incidental light.

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1033937 No.124258   [Reply]

Silly Ham549 stories thread

>>Be Ham549
>>I'm riding Metro North from GCT to Bridgeport CT (to transfer the train to Waterbury where I parked)
>>Late night train full of commuters who just want to get home
>>Train stops for no apparent reason.
>>Conductor comes over PA "Ladeys and Gentlemen we have a problem and need to back up to the last station we stopped at"
>>Can feel the frustration of tired commuters in train, I have an idea!
>>Train starts moving in reverse tell idea to person sitting next to me they said that it would be funny but I would have to watch my ass when I got off the train.


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Be at crew cook out after hours at certain railroad museum, the Gramlings are there with their Flag coal locomotive. We are having this cook out at the station when we hear BAM BAM BAM. Someone says the next door derelict building roof collapse. SAFTEY IS IMPORANT start thinking hmmm what if there are gas or electric lines there. Tell higher ups I am going to call the fire department, get brushed off and ignored (happened a lot there). Call fire department. Then go near building to yell "Is anyone in there?" Sirens in backround, GM comes storming up WHAT THE HELL DID YOU CALL FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR YOU HAD NO RIGHT DOING THAT. Now I could see him getting mad if it was our building and they wanted to handle it but it was not so I said "It's not the railroads building and I am not on duty" GM:"IT DOESN'T MATTER WE ALREADY CALLED THE OWNER YOU WERE OUT OF LINE" Turns out there was a high pressure gas line and power going through that building. Railroad President has a awkward conversation with me about why what I did was wrong and right. "Uh... well you should always do the uh... safest thing... well in this case what you did was the safest thing uh..."

>> No.124261  


>>Be Ham549

This was all you needed to tell us.

>> No.124268  
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>Silly Ham549 Stories




>> No.124290  
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Be on Market-Frankford Line at 69th Street Transportation Center. I am sitting in the front most car (epic rail fan windows) driver gets out of cab she proceeds to climb down the stairs at the end of the platform and squats down. IS SHE?.... No No No bad Ham549 for thinking such things there is probably an access ladder or something there. Woman stands up and adjust pants, there was no acess lader... AH HELL NO.

>> No.124291  

Be on Market-Frankford Line front of train here what sounds like the Jerry Spring show coming from inside the cab. Woman gets out of cab says something like "Be fighten on my train on Christmas eve" Catfight in cars further back Motor Woman goes to take care of it. Passengers in my car now grumpy because of delay. Get up (remember I am in front of the car) Say "Hey everybody let's sing Christmas carols" Some guy in the back of the car says "motherfucker must be on crack or something"

>> No.124292  


>be ham549
>on train
>driver leaves cab
>enter cab
>attempt to drive
>> No.124294  

Trains don't work that way.

>> No.124296  

If you ever wanted proof that Ham is just as retarded in real life, this is it.

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>mfw Ham probably almost exposed a meth lab, or where the railroad museum keeps their orgy shack


>mfw Ham is peeping some ratchet-ass motorwoman dropping an uno on the side of the track


>my face when Ham tries to bring some holiday levity to a hardened East Coast rail commuting public, with predictable results

Ham, you big goof.

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252191 No.124091   [Reply]

Man poses for selfies on train tracks, what happens next won't surprise you
strange doings in Kartma town...

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More Tomo news fun with rails... are people being inspired by the asshole fitness buff?
Dozens injured after train hits truck, derails in southern California

>> No.124106  

Are the people who narrate these videos on drugs?

>> No.124108  
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no, just Taiwanese.
It's all part of the fun.

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For the record, I moved from the PNW to a little town in NorCal on the California Northern.

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It's official now, causing an accident with a train is the hot new hobby in Southern California. Another train hits a car stuck on the tracks in Southern California

Yet even more Tomo news fun.

>> No.124295  

So a MBTA F40PH was in California pulling freight?

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To paraphrase Ray Liotta's character in "GTA: Vice City": "Dumb California Morons".

At least that time, it was some little POS car and not some heavy-duty pickup with welding equipment. Plus it was locomotive first.

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34821 No.124262   [Reply]

http://www.acetrainslondon.com/display%20pages/e10listings.html -- Too bad "St. Trinian's" is sold out.

>> No.124269  

A pink locomotive wouldn't look out of place in South Florida.

>> No.124288  

But would Florida be in any way prepared for St. Trinian's girls?

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1476409 No.124215   [Reply]

Ok, I guess a bit of an introductory post is in order. I've stop by 1chan every now and then, seeing what the next big thing there is to railfan about. Usually the same regulars, Kpow, Mineur, Kartma, DBAG, and I always think "Man these guys would be cool to hang out with" but the only thing is that I'm not as well-versed in the terminology, so I never post much for fear of embarrassing myself. In actuality, I really want to go work for Norfolk Southern as an engineer once I'm done with college, and I always hoped you guys might be able to give me some pointers on what to do and say to make getting the job easier. I'm also a railroadana and antique collector. In fact, I just today got in a builder's plate from an old Seaboard rolling stock, dunno what exactly it came from though. I've been learning more about some of the technical and terms of railroading and hopefully this time my stay will be more permanent. It's good to be back.

Pic related, it's the builder's plate (I think)

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>> No.124231  


You're alright as long as I'm not trying to sleep in the same room after you've been eating this stuff... I still have not eaten it since...

>> No.124234  

I stopped posting under my name when it looked likely I'd get crackdowned for shitting on ham too often.

You seem alright. I'd hang with you.

>> No.124236  

Transportation. Locomotive engineer, that's what I meant.
Oh yeah, that's something else I remember, Ham being a total bag of dicks

>> No.124248  

Naw, he's only a quarter bag of dicks nowadays... when he remembers to. Haven't had to frown at him for a good long while now.

>> No.124257  

Would you consider other railroads or are you stuck on the big black pony?

>> No.124263  

NS is pretty much the main company for this region, rarely do I see anyone else operating on their tracks. Roanoke's also only about two hours away and they've got a huge hub for NS. Plus my neighbor's dad worked for them and is where I got a lot of my basic information.

>> No.124265  

Whoops, forgot my reporting mark, lol.

>> No.124266  

Well you'd have to be a brakeman/conductor for a number of years before you get to live out your dream of riding in the big seat. Don't know why you'd want to spend all of that time and money in school to not use any of it.

>> No.124276  
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Listen to this guy. You can shill out the money and go to one of the train crew schools. You can also just hire on by showing a sense of professionalism and safety and let the railroad shill out the money to you as you're trained in all of the same shit.

Oh, and don't ever mention a railroad related hobby to an interviewer, on a job application, or on your resume. It's a great way to get ignored.

And you seem pretty cool. I'd hang out with you at the local beer garden. Pic related.

>> No.124277  

Since you all seem affixed on drinking, lemme tell you about this drink I had at the Great 611 Steakhouse in Roanoke, they call it the Night Train and it's a mix of rum, chocolate liqueur, crème de la mint, and something else I don't remember. Tasted just like an Andes mint. I recommend it if any of you are ever there.

School is something I'd rather have skipped, but my dad doesn't seem too keen on saving up all that tuition money only for it not to be spent. Plus if it doesn't work out with the railroad, I've got something to fall back on.

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288010 No.124246   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNOImG1T2Yk -- It's been a while, hasn't it, since you last heard a straight-eight? Here's a Scania D815 powering a Y7 railbus.

Pic of a Y7 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SJ_Y6

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Why is it so many other countries have this track arrangement? Never seen it in Murka, learned about it the hard way numerous times in MSTS.

>> No.124252  

It looks like they're protecting the main. We have some switches with similar effect.

>> No.124254  

It's equivalent to trap points or a derailer, but means that a slow moving train won't end up eating ballast if it moves in error or. It's also conveniently futureproof if it's ever desired to double the stretch of track in question.

>> No.124260  

i think in the past it was more common in the US, until passenger ops started dropping off and railroads got more stingy about turnout installations.

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